Sinfully 90’s: “Devil in the Flesh” (1998) Review

4c6f22b891ebdf9fd72218793aa87ba8.790x345x1

Yesterday I watched Devil in the Flesh (a.k.a. Dearly Devoted) (1998) for the first time. This was a random DVD watch for me. I love Rose McGowan, so I only wanted to check this movie out for her. I went in low expectations and the result is a decent psychological thriller that often feels like it rather wants to be an erotic thriller. I truly enjoyed Rose McGowan’s performance and she’s honestly the saving grace here as I most likely would’ve hated this movie had she not starred in it. Her role is nowhere near as good as in Scream, but she pulled it off with the type of character she played. Alex McArthur did provide for some appealing eye candy.

The storyline is predictable and has been done countless times before. This movie does have some cool kills and I liked seeing the typical 90’s style in fashion choices. The directing is weird and even amateuristic at times. I was expecting more straightforward horror aspects, but it was fun seeing Rose chew the scenery and she had some witty one-liners. I do admit that Devil in the Flesh is one of those “leave your brains at the door” movies where you can only hope you’ll be entertained by what you see. At some point I couldn’t take the whole thing seriously anymore to be frank. Devil in the Flash is a slightly above average thriller, but that’s mostly due to Rose’s presence and likeability. The rest is standard stuff for a Direct to Video movie. I’d say it is worth a rental, but if you’re a Rose McGowan fan it’s a must see. I’m not sure if I’ll watch this movie again anytime soon.

FYI: My DVD disc kept glitching throughout the last 30 minutes and at some point it freeze framed and I had to watch the rest of the movie online. There’s also a sequel starring Jodi Lyn O’Keefe (Halloween H2O), but I’m not likely gonna bother watching that.

–Ferdi Akkulak

Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: The Slumber Party Massacre Series

slumberpartycover

On tonight’s episode of Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, our hosts Kevin Sommerfield and Andrew Beirl will be reviewing The Slumber Party Massacre series. You bring the pizza and we’ll bring the drill because the fun starts tonight at 10PM central. Don’t miss it!!

Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: The Slumber Party Massacre Series

Classic Horror Review: “The Exorcist” (1973)

Exorcist

Yesterday I watched The Exorcist (1973) for the very first time. A lot of you were surprised to learn that I had never seen this movie before in my life. I just knew I had to change that quickly. I am very aware of the reputation this movie has built ever since its initial release in 1973. The Exorcist was the first horror movie to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. That’s quite an impressive feat for a horror movie to achieve. I watched “The Version You’ve Never Seen” of The Exorcist, which was re-released in theaters in 2000 and includes 11 minutes of never before seen footage. I intend to watch the Original Theatrical Version at sometime soon.

Well, I can confirm to you that The Exorcist is easily one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen. Its an excellent and classic horror movie with strong performances by Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow and Jason Miller. I felt deep sympathy for the characters in this movie. William Friedkin did a brilliant job directing this movie and the cinematography really stood out. The soundtrack is superb and helps with building up the tension. There were a lot of scenes in this movie that were both frightening and memorable. I did have some problems here and there, especially with the noticeably out of place opening scene. I get that it’s a portion of the story, I just didn’t like the desert setting for a movie like this.

This movie also had its share of slow moments, but the development of the story and characters definitely made up for that. Also worth mentioning are the truly outstanding make-up effects and the brilliant suspense build up. I really wish I saw this movie at a younger age. The Exorcist is definitely a movie you need to have seen at least once in your life. It’s all around such a well crafted movie. Some of the creepy images throughout are extremely haunting. One of the best horror movies I’ve ever seen and I’m more than interested in reading the novel by William Peter Blatty at some point. Highly recommended!

–Ferdi Akkulak

Horror Poster Friday: “The Exorcist” (1973)

10009738_1023804274302414_2644960081060714856_n

Almost 42 years later, William Friedkin’s classic The Exorcist still frightens audiences to this day and is widely considered one of the scariest horror films of all time. Based on the William Peter Blatty novel, The Exorcist follows young Reagan (Linda Blair) as she is possessed by an evil entity after playing with a ouija board. Full of genuine terror and tension, The Exorcist is one of the most profitable horror films of all time and is arguably one of the most influential.

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: David Moscati

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Javier Vera Lainez

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: MarkItZeroNET

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Midnight Marauder

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Phantom City Creative

Love it or hate it, The Exorcist has left an undeniable mark on pop culture and will live on in the hearts of horror fans for life. Check back next week for an all new Horror Movie Poster Fridays.

–Noah Nicholas Nelson

Better Left Unfound Footage: “Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story” (2015)

11899921_10207378245084974_2281770563439525212_n

Last Friday I watched Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015) aka The Operator (2015) for the first time. This was the latest DVD screener I received from my job to review. Never heard of this movie before and I’m not familiar in the slightest with the web series ‘Marble Hornets’, which this movie is based on.

Well I’ve given Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story a watch and ,as I could’ve predicted, it was downright awful. The story is unoriginal and in some ways it even felt like a rip-off of Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside. The movie is never scary and only features your typical dose of cheap jump scares, just like you’ve seen them a thousand times before. The shaky cam aspect and the sound effects were annoying and gave me a headache. The acting performances by the three leads were okay at best, but I didn’t notice any familiar faces. I admit that this movie had plenty of build up, but the ending basically ruined everything for me. Also worth mentioning is the lack of Slender Man in this movie, there isn’t really anything scary about this figure in my opinion. When he’s finally on screen, there is hardly any tension where there was so much opportunity for it.

It’s good that I’m not familiar with Marble Hornets, because after watching this crappy movie I intend to keep it that way. I suggest you avoid this movie at all costs. One of the worst found footage films I’ve ever seen, period.

-Ferdi Akkulak

Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Dark Castle Entertainment

Darkcastle

On this week’s episode of Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, our hosts Kevin Sommerfield and Andrew Beirl will be discussing the history of Dark Castle Entertainment. What makes their favorite (and least favorite) list from the horror production company.

Includes reviews of:
House on Haunted Hill, 13 Ghosts, Ghost Ship, Gothika, House of Wax, The Reaper, Orphan, and many more.

The bloodbath begins tonight at 10PM central!
To listen in live or check out an archive: Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Dark Castle Entertainment

Deck The Halls With Lots of Bodies With A Limited Edition “Dismembering Christmas” Tee

11753701_799087396878402_678007314951640599_n

Thanks Noah Nicholas Nelson for sharing your Dismembering Christmas shirt. Noah is the director of the upcoming horror film Delusional, make sure to like it on FB slasher friends. These limited Edition Dismembering Christmas t-shirts are going fast so make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to slash up the holiday season! We have VERY limited quantities left. These are soft and comfy Anvil shirts and we think the kelly green with look perfect as you deck the halls with lots of bodies!


Artwork by the awesome Garreth Gibson Illustrations.


Sizes




Horror Movie Poster Friday: “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968)

10009738_1023804274302414_2644960081060714856_n

Last week on Horror Movie Poster Fridays, I covered John Carpenter’s The Thing. This week, I’m going over some of the beautiful posters for Roman Polanski’s classic Rosemary’s Baby, highly regarded as one of the best horror films of all time. With a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, don’t let the over 2 hour runtime fool you if you haven’t seen it. Rosemary’s Baby is bursting with so much style and innovation and a hauntingly perfect lead performance by Mia Farrow that it’s a must see for fans of the genre.

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Brian Ewing

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Mainger Germain

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Light in the Attic Records

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Unknown

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Unknown

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Unknown

Check back next week for an all new Horror Movie Poster Fridays.

–Noah Nicholas Nelson

Horror Movie Poster Friday: “The Thing” (1982)

10009738_1023804274302414_2644960081060714856_n

Last time on Horror Movie Poster Fridays, I covered the immortal 1977 classic Suspiria. This week, I’m tackling John Carpenter’s The Thing. A loose remake of 1951’s The Thing from Another World, this classic is considered one of Carpenter’s most well known, even calling it one of his best films himself. With a very memorable chest-bursting scene and a remarkable cast, The Thing has been remembered by sci-fi fans everywhere, even spawning another remake in 2011.

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Brian Churilla

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Chris Weston

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Mark Welser

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Paul Lewis

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: unknown

John Carpenter’s legacy will stick with horror fans all over the world and so will this film. Check back next Friday for a new Horror Movie Poster Fridays.

–Noah Nicholas Nelson

New 11×17 “Dismembering Christmas” Posters Now Shipping

11206776_790999274353881_6170573912442679452_o

We are slashing up the holiday season with our brand new poster for Dismembering Christmas created by the artist Austin Hinderliter. Posters are high quality glossy 11×17 and are $8 including shipping (posters will be folded and packaged securely). Thanks everyone for the killer slasher support and get ready for Dismembering Christmas to slasher up DVD/Blu-ray on October 13th!


Dismembering Christmas




Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Family Friendly Horror Movies

1993-hocus-pocus-poster1

On this week’s episode of Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, our hosts Kevin Sommerfield and Andrew Beirl will be discussing their favorite “family friendly” horror movies. Horror movies that are rated either PG or PG-13 that may be light on gore but are incredibly fun to watch. Listen in live tonight at 10PM central to find out which films make the killer cut.

Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Family Friendly Horror Movies

‘Tis The Season of Slashers: “Dismembering Christmas” Updates

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 9.01.02 PM

Lots of awesome Dismembering Christmas news. We have Director Austin Bosley & Assistant Director Scott Seagren currently working on the final cut of the film with Dylan Curzon working on a killer score. Just placed our DVD & Blu-ray orders for the film as well. Look for preorders to start in September with discs mailed in early October to have in time for the October 13th release date. This is going to be one hell of a fun “slay” ride. Hope you guys are ready!

Make sure to like the official Dismembering Christmas FB page for updates on the film:
Dismembering Christmas FB page

Final 11×17 “Dismembering Christmas” Posters For Sale ($8 Includes Shipping)

11750987_10100965028223213_731971051_o

We are slashing up the holiday season with our brand new poster for Dismembering Christmas created by the awesome Austin Hinderliter. Posters are high quality glossy 11×17 and are $8 including shipping (posters will be folded and packaged securely). Place your order below because once these are gone, they are gone forever. Posters will ship on July 31st! Thanks everyone for the killer slasher support and get ready for Dismembering Christmas to slasher up DVD/Blu-ray on October 13th!


Dismembering Christmas




Horror Movie Poster Fridays: “Suspiria” (1977)

10009738_1023804274302414_2644960081060714856_n

Last week on Horror Movie Poster Fridays, I shared my favorite posters for Tobe Hooper’s classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This time, I’m sharing the gorgeous pieces of art for Dario Argento’s immortal Suspiria. With a TV series reportedly in the works, I’m glad one of my favorite horror films of all time is still living on today. A remake by David Gordon Green was set to happen in 2013 but was postponed indefinitely due to budgetary restraints and legal issues. As Argento is my favorite director, I think it’s time that I dedicate a segment to one of his best films.

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Andrea Kalfas

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Austin Hinderliter

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Deus Art Machina

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: Jay Shaw

View post on imgur.com


Art credit: We Buy Your Kids

Whether it’s a TV series, remake, or the original classic, Suspiria will live on with horror fans forever and is far from being forgotten. Check back next Friday for an all new Horror Movie Poster Fridays.

–Noah Nicholas Nelson